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etrailer Generators - Inverter - 333-0003 Review

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Review of etrailer Generators 333-0003

Speaker 1: Today, we're taking a look at an etrailer 3200 watt portable inverter generator. This inverter generator provides a portable power source. Starting wattage is 3200. Running watts is 2900. This is great for camping, RV-ing, work sites, and really any applicable that calls for needing a portable power source. Now, if you need more power, you can actually operate this unit in parallel or pair it with other models.

If pairing with another unit, you will need to purchase a parallel kit. That is sold separately and available at model, one of the really neat features about it is that it does feature electric start, as well as manual start, and it comes with a remote. Little key fob here which allows you to start and stop the unit, so it's nice, it's easy to use, and that's definitely an upgrade of this model. Also laid back here on the table, you can see all the bonus stuff that it comes with. It includes the SAE 10W-30 engine oil.

Comes with the oil funnel. Comes with your wrench for your spark plug, and a screwdriver to remove your access panel, which is located on this side of the generator. Then it also comes with your battery charging cable, and it comes with the battery charger for the onboard battery. I'll go over those components a little more in-depth here in a moment.The unit is RV ready, with the 30 amp RV TT-30R receptacle. The handle on top, you can see we have a handle right here on each side, so if you need to lift it and move it around, you can easy do so.

Keep in mind that the dry weight on this unit is 90 pounds, so it does weigh quite a bit, but if it's on the ground and you need to transport it, you can see here that it has the never flat wheels. These are made from durable plastic and rubber. But what you can do is, you can take the handle, which is located right here. You can extend this out and pivot the unit up, so that way you can easily roll it around as well. Then when you're not using the handle, it does store out of the way completely, so that way, you don't even really know that it's there.It features padded feet, so the unit doesn't move around when running.

It also offers quiet operation with the whisper series muffler. Noise level is 59 decibels. It features a 171, that's 171 CC single cylinder air cooled four-stroke OHV engine, or overhead valve, for longer life, higher performance, and lower maintenance. It has a 1.8 gallon gas tank, and it uses clean power. Or excuse me, it uses clean and fresh regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum 87 octane.Now, keep in mind that with generators, the runtime will vary depending on how it's used. But this one does have up to a nine hour runtime at 25% load. The unit does offer clean power with less than 3% THD or total harmonic distortion. So, it's great for charging your electronic components like phones, tablets, and laptops and so on. Overall, it's a really nice unit. You can see here that for what you get, it's a nice compact design.Basically, what I want to do with the rest of the video is just go over the main components here. Now, a couple things I want to mention. The included material that it comes with is worth keeping. You do not want to discard this. It does come with a quick reference guide, big enough that way if you have this in a trailer or something, or in your garage, you can hang this up and always go back to it. But it goes over how to start it, hooking everything up, quick reference guide, poster sized paper right there.And then the manual that it comes with is a really nice, detailed manual as well. Then I want to point out these cables. This cable right here is basically a cable that plugs into the 12 volt DC 8.3 amp outlet, or excuse me. This one plugs into the battery and charging port. So, this one allows you to charge the onboard battery by plugging it in right here, and then connecting it to a standard AC outlet. The other cable is our battery charging cable, meaning this allows us to charge a separate 12 volt battery by plugging it into the 12 volt DC 8.3 amp port and then connecting it to the positive and negative terminal post of a 12 volt battery.Let's go over the rest of the control panel. I'm just going to work through the manual here and highlight the components over here. This right here, number one, the big red switch. This is your engine start switch, and then you have your economy control switch. Now, the economy control switch can be activated in order to minimize fuel consumption and noise level while operating the unit during times of reduced electrical output, allowing the engine speed to idle during periods of non-use, and then the engine speed will return to normal when an electrical load is connected. When the economy switch is off, the engine runs at normal speed, and then also with this unit, you have your three to one data minder. This is the multi-meter. You can push the select button to show the voltage, hertz, and running hours on the unit.Then over here, you have the 120 volt, 20 amp duplex plug. You have 20 amps of current that can be drawn from this 120 volt receptacle, and you got two of those ports. Also, all the ports have these nice dust caps that go over, which is going to keep out dirt and grime when nothing's connected. Right here, you have the 120 volt 30 amp RV port. Maximum full load is 30 amp current that can be drawn from this 120 volt receptacle, and then you also have right here, the battery restore switch. This simply restores the battery power to the control module.And then you also have the indicator light. I do want to point out that this has a lot of safety features built into it. You have the output ready indicator light. It remains on during normal operating conditions, and then shuts off when the generator's overloaded. You have the overload indicator LED light. This light turns on when the generator is overloaded and will cut power to the receptacles. And then you have your oil warning indicator light, which basically, if that's on, you need to check your oil level when the light turns on, because the engine will not run when the indicator is lit. So, when the oil falls below the minimum level, the oil warning indicator light comes on and the engine stops automatically, and the engine will not start until the proper amount of oil is in the crank case.Then you have the port right here. This is the DC 5 volt 2.1 amp USB outlet, so that allows you to plug in anything that uses a USB cable. Then you have two circuit breakers on the unit. So, you have your AC circuit protector and your DC circuit protector. The two ports that are similar right here, these are the parallel operation outlets. These outlets are used for connecting two etrailer inverter generators for parallel operation. Again, keep in mind that you do need the etrailer parallel kit if you want to pair with another generator.You also have the 12 volt DC outlet, which is right here. 8.3 amp of DC current may be drawn from this receptacle. Use this outlet to charge 12 volt automotive type batteries only, with the included cable. Then you also have the remote start program button, which is right below that. That's this red button right here. So, this button, you can use this along with the remote control to program the generator to be started remotely. And then below that, you have the remote start indicator light. You also have the ground terminal on the unit, and then you have your outlet covers.Over here, you have the fuel valve knob. You also have your choke button. And you have the recoil starter, and then you have the 12 volt DC battery charger port, which is right here. That's what I talked about earlier. You can plug the 120 volt AC charger into that port to charge the generator battery. Then over here, I pointed out the handles directly on top. Easily accessible. We have the fuel cap, so you can remove this. Again, 1.8 gallon. It does have the screen in there, so it's going to keep out any contaminants that try to get into the gasoline from above. That is an automotive style cap, so it clicks when it's tight, so that way, you don't have to worry about damaging that cap or over-tightening.This right here is our control panel. Behind here is how you'd gain access for your oil, and just the different components for connecting the onboard battery and so on. Over here, we have the muffler and spark arrester, and also behind here, this would allow you to have access to the air filter as well. Now, when it comes to the dimensions of the unit, we're looking at about 23 and one quarter inches long by 18 inches tall, by 17 and seven eights inches wide. The rated AC voltage is 120 volts. Rated frequency is 60 hertz. That's going to do it for today's look at the etrailer 3200 watt portable inverter generator.

Leo C.


Great review. I have this generator. Question. Is there an option to purchase a second remote start dongle?

Etrailer Expert

David B.


You can use this # 333-336713641

Dan P.


is this generator still available? I can't seem to find it on the site.

Etrailer Expert

David B.


Sorry Dan the generator you are looking at is no longer available. I added a link to some that will be comparable to it. If you have any questions let me know we have several more that I can tell you about if you are interested.